Corporations & Business Entities
A corporation, partnership, or LLC is a legal entity with rights, responsibilities, and liabilities similar to that of a person. Because of that, it takes on a life of its own. We guide clients through the major events in the life of a business entity, from creation and organization to mergers and acquisitions to separations, dissolutions, and sales.
Contracts & Transactions
Business is all about moving forward - selling your product, making purchases to further your business's needs, expanding your geographic reach, creating beneficial relationships. Frequently, these advances in your business must be negotiated and memorialized in writing. This experience can be overwhelming and time-consuming for a business owner, especially if the business has never done anything similar.
State & Local Taxation
Tax is an unavoidable hurdle for businesses. Your business may encounter new tax issues when it obtains an interest in real property. It will have to consider tax compliance when it changes the goods and services that it provides or when it expands its operations onto the Internet. Furthermore, it must keep an ear out for tax law developments for changes that affect its tax liability.
Trademarks & Copyrights
Coming up with a creative business name, building a strong brand, penning a novel, recording a future chart-topping song - your talents and hard work can create considerable value. The challenge is that that value could be destroyed by an infringer who copies the heart of your creation. We work with businesses and individuals to identify and protect the value in their intellectual property, particularly trademarks and copyrights.
Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Did you know that if a Georgia resident dies without a will and leaves a spouse and two children, the person's estate does not go all to the spouse but is split evenly between the spouse and children? The most basic way to plan for your family's future is to have a will in place. A will can provide for the disbursement of your assets as well as the care of your dependents. As making a will is not a task that many people are eager to do, we do what we can to make the process as quick and painless as possible for our clients.
State Legislative Law
The Georgia General Assembly convenes at the State Capitol each January. For 40 days, legislators discuss, debate, and vote on new laws - laws that might affect your business. Clients come to us when they are working with legislators on a bill and need legal assistance to achieve the right result.